Review: Shameless (White Lies Duet #2) by Lisa Renee Jones

Title: Shameless
Author:  Lisa Renee Jones
Publisher/Year:  Ever After Romance 9/12/17
Length:   287 Pages
Series:  White Lies Duet #2

Overview

Nick “Tiger” Rogers, sought out Faith Winter with revenge as his agenda. He made her his obsession. He seduced her. He made her want him. He made her trust him. And then he trusted her. He wanted her. He loved her.

But now, the lies will be exposed, the truth revealed.

Hearts will be broken. Lives shattered.

Nick. Faith.

The truth. The passion.

The SHAMELESS obsession.

My Thoughts

this is a great continuation and finale to the series where we really get to see how things pan out for Nick and Faith.  There’s so much going on in this story that you don’t know which mystery to solve and when you actually do solve it, you wonder what it means for Faith and Nick.

From the first book we know that their relationship was built on lies – at least as far as Nick is concerned – and we have yet to discover exactly what those lies are and what impact they have.  We get teased with the club as being the big lie but that can’t be it so when it comes out towards the end, it’s catastrophic.

As was the case in the first installment, we are trying to find out what happened to Faith’s mom and Nick’s dad – knowing that it couldn’t have been a coincidence that they both died around the same time, especially since there seems to be a weird connection aside from him being her lawyer.

Add to that story line something that’s in a different tone.  The idea that Faith can be what she wants once she’s able to clear her plate a bit and that’s where we see her trajectory going.  Art is something that she can now focus on once again and when she does, she finds friendships with Sara/Chris Merit who we all know and love from another amazing series by Ms. Jones.  Add to that successes that she’s starting to see with her career, that is until Macom (her ex) comes back into her life and Josh (her agent) seems to be looking out for himself and not Faith.

What carries us through this story is the unknown of who’s behind everything that’s happening at the winery (although this one i kind of figured out), and how it affects EVERYTHING.  There’s also the common thread of all books by our author of the insane chemistry that we have between our main characters and how that translates into heat, passion, sex – all that leaps off the page and makes you insanely jealous and yet happy for them at the same time.

Even though we do get a resolution here, i wish that we had more with this couple since i think that there’s so much more that we can see….maybe they’ll be woven into something in the future.  anyhow – enjoy!

Review: Provacative (White Lies Duet #1) by Lisa Renee Jones

Title: Provacative
Author: Lisa Renee Jones
Publisher/Year: Lisa Renee 4/18/17
Length:   254 Pages
Series:  White Lies Duet #1

Overview

Book one in the sexy and intense new White Lies duet by Lisa Renee Jones!

There are those moments in life that are provocative in their very existences, that embed in our minds forever, and sometimes our very souls. They change us, mold us, maybe even save us. But some are darker, dangerous. If we allow them to, they control us. Seduce us. Quite possibly even destroy us.

The moment I walked into Sonoma’s Reid Winter Winery and Vineyard and made eye contact with Faith Winter for the first time was one of those moments. Provocative because I know at least one of her secrets, of which, I suspect she has many. Provocative because she believes I was a stranger to her when we met, but I am not. Provocative because I sought her out, with no intention of touching her. But now I have. Now I want her. Now I have to have her. But that changes nothing. It doesn’t change why I came for her.

My Thoughts

First off – i have to thank the folks at Netgalley for getting me a pre-read of this new series.  I’m a huge fan of all things Lisa Renee Jones and while you don’t have to read all the others, it’s helpful since characters pop up again in this one, chris merit and Sara to be specific.

So in this first book of the White Lies series, we meet Faith who’s come back to Sonoma to run her family’s winery after her father died 2 years ago and her mother died a few months back.  She’s stuck dealing with the debts that her mother accumulated and there are secrets being held that she can’t figure out since her mother’s account are empty and there should be money around.

Then there’s Nick – a tough Lawyer who’s in town on a mission of his own.  He’s got a reputation for taking no prisoners and when he comes to Faith’s aid, we see that maybe there are other motives.  specifically the fact that his father passed away a month after Faith’s mom from the same cause, under mysterious circumstances and apparently his father had paid Faith’s mom upwards of a million dollars for reasons unknown.

throughout this first installment, we see how the story is set up – There is clear chemistry between these two from the moment that they meet, but Faith has such high walls that it makes their relationship one that’s tough to start and unlikely to last.  Add to that, the fact that Nick thinks that Faith had something to do with both parent’s death, and that’s a secret that he’s keeping close to himself – and well i think that we’ve got an interesting twisted story.

while he wants to think she’s innocent, there are things that keep turning him the other way, and a twist at the last moment of this book makes you really wonder who’s on what side.  I’m glad that we only have to wait until July to get the next book since this one was great.

We get all the best parts of Ms Jones writing – really heated and passionate scenes between our mains and a really twisted story of who’s right and who’s wrong – and who can be trusted.  It has all those qualities that make for a great new series.  Enjoy!